San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The San Francisco Giants have acquired right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox for left-hander Edwin Escobar and right-hander Heath Hembree and some cash considerations.
The 33-year-old Peavy will start Sunday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers in their series finale.
The Giants need help for their starting rotation with Matt Cain sidelined indefinitely with inflammation in his right elbow.
Peavy is 1-9 with a 4.72 ERA and has allowed an American League-high 20 home runs this season with the Red Sox.
MLB.com ranks Escobar and Hembree as the second- and 11th-best prospects in the Giants’ Minor League system, respectively.
Escobar, who’s also ranked 77th by MLB.com among prospects from all organizations, is 3-8 with a 5.11 ERA in 20 starts this season for Triple-A Fresno. He struck out 96 batters in 111 innings this season.
Hembree, who spent the last few years as the closer for Triple-A Fresno, is 1-3 with a 3.89 ERA and 18 saves for Fresno. He has struck out 46 and walked 13 in 39 1/3 innings.